Court of Appeals in Philadelphia declared that people have a constitutional right to protect the privacy of their sexual orientation [R1. October 17, For more than ten years, legislation that would protect LGBT people statewide from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity has awaited action in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
On 19 NovemberMayor Michael Nutter signed a new law requiring restaurants and bars with single occupancy restrooms to make those restrooms gender-neutral. On 15 NovemberJudge John E. Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.
In November three legal ordinances related to gender identity were signed into law by the Mayor of PhiladelphiaJim Kenney.
Chapter 53 — Custody [L1. There are statewide executive orders protecting LGBT individuals from workplace discrimination. The ability for same-sex couples to legally adopt a child. LGBT rights in Pennsylvania. Retrieved January 25, There had also been attempts to amend the State Constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage.
Retrieved December 16, Citizenship: Is It Possible? Contact us. Adoption Reference. On November 4,Arkansas voters approved Act 1a measure to ban anyone "cohabitating outside of a valid marriage" from being foster parents or adopting children. Currently, [ when?
Windsor, the Pennsylvania courts afforded custody and adoption rights to same-sex parents. Clayton County, Georgia, the U. Supreme Court ruled that discrimination in the workplace on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is discrimination on the basis of sex, and Title VII therefore protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination.
These laws prohibit youth-serving organizations from discriminating against trans, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming youth; require every city-owned building to have at least one gender-neutral bathroom; and clarify that the city's Fair Practice Ordinance protects nonbinary and gender-fluid people against discrimination.